To give a say at
Say Say (s[=a]), n. [Aphetic form of assay.] 1. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If those principal works of God . . . be but certain tastes and says, as it were, of that final benefit. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Thy tongue some say of breeding breathes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Tried quality; temper; proof. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He found a sword of better say. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Essay; trial; attempt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{To give a say at}, to attempt. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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